How to pose for family portraits

As an artistic expression, photography requires concentration, preparation and skills. That’s the part you will absolutely get from us, we assure you! A part from the practical and technical skills, photography in general, and especially family portraits need a pulse of creativity! That’s why we will enjoy every minute we will spend with you and your family to create beautiful family portraits.

We will talk and discuss what do you want from your session and what are your ideas. It is also important to decide whether you want an outdoor photo session or a studio session, what are your favourite colours, if you prefer black and white portrait photography and even what do you want to do with your portraits. Hanging them around at home or collecting them in an album, to show them and remember all together in special occasions? Whatever you choose we will guarantee that we will put all our efforts in order to make the day of the photo shoot unforgettable. 

Society, people and human relationships are changing with the passing of time, with the evolution of costumes and even with the technological revolution. Families are not excluded from this transformation: we all know what is called ‘modern families. But there’s one thing that has never changed through all the centuries: love. Just think about all those moments spent to watch your kids, a tender smile on your face, and that accomplice look with your partner: that’s what defines a family. 

Of course, as we were saying, modern families have different tastes and needs. So, photography has developed new techniques, to better understand the tastes of modernity. Today, we introduce you to contemporary family portraits.

After photographing people for so many years in different place and settings, we at STUDIO MILLA can say that there’s nothing more exciting than being part of a family project, which, of course, involves love and art. We are not talking about those stiff portraits of the 19th century, we are talking about modern and lively photos, in which every member of the family can show his or her own personality and bring in the whole composition a particular trait. Because it is precisely the combination of all these particular traits that makes your family so special. And it is precisely these traits of personality that we want to capture in our dynamic photoshoots, so you will have a special memory always with you in your home. 

Forget about those classical family portraits all black and white, without style and creativity. Here we are talking about a wonderful opportunity to show and share all your ideas, your creativity and your style. We will accompany you through a journey which will give you the best result of all times: a splendid day spent with your family having fun and bringing along a lot of sweet memories, some of them in the shape of photography. 

We love to combine different styles, so do not worry about your perfect dress or matching colours, just be yourself during the photo shoot, and the best result will be guaranteed. We can play around parks or do a set in a studio, we can choose a particular landscape and background or we can simply use some personal objects that define your family: whatever you choose it is your style, your creativity and your family love that will be captured on film.

Print your family portraits

As we frequently say in our posts, creativity and family uniqueness are our trademarks. We want you to feel comfortable and to enjoy your family photoshoot. Through photography we want to highlight the beauty of your family, the feelings towards each other, your funny moments, the smile of your kids and that unique feeling of understanding each another. Family portraits have stopped to be boring and plain: together we can create family portrait sessions which will involve creativity, funny moments and a lot of laughing.

It will be natural to pose in front of the lens, you will not be embarrassed, and your children will have the occasion to show their personality and you will show your love for them. And, in the middle of all this, we will be ready to capture your perfect expression, your laugh and your tender moments. So, whatever you will choose – outdoor or indoor settings, back and white vs. colour photos, and so on, you will have the opportunity to express yourself and to get the result you actually had in mind! 

Family portraits ideas

Usually, when people think about family portraits, they imagine boring sessions in front of the camera, a classical background and forced smiles. Well, forget completely about that! At Studio Milla, we propose something completely different for your family portrait photo shooting. We are big fans of wonderful and cosy outside places but we love also more intimate atmospheres at home or in our studio. Well, we love the art of photography, we want you to feel comfortable in front of the lens, and we also want you to be creative and be entertained. Therefore, here are five creative and curious family portraits ideas for you!

Take inspiration from your heroes or… superheroes!

Why don’t you dress up as in that movie scene you love so much? Or why don’t you follow the steps of the greatest rock musicians in town, like the zebra crossing of the Beatles or the Battersea station of the Pink Floyd as a background? You can draw a lot of inspiration from the icons of the glittering world that lived in London. Alternatively, you can do even more, and take the role of the superhero with your kids! They will for sure enjoy it for sure!

Be wild!

In the city of London, we are lucky enough to have many parks… some of them are really astonishing and a bit wild! So why don’t we take a day out and go for a session in nature? Moreover, don’t be afraid to be messy… you and your kids can play with leaves, bushes and roll on the grass.

Go out in style

On the other hand, maybe you prefer a bit of glamour and style. No problem! We will be glad to accompany you in a fancy street as Carnaby or in the Chelsea neighbourhood. So put up some marvellous clothes for one day and be a star walking around London!

Change perspective

Actually, there is no need to disguise to be creative… we can simply change perspectives! A great way to involve your children is to see the world as they see it, so we will put ourselves, and the camera of course, at their height and we will see the world from another angle!

Be you, at your house

Home sweet home, right? So there is nothing more special than being at home and doing what you normally do during the day. Cook and eat together, play around, just embrace your love. We will capture these special moments so you will remember your family portrait photoshoot as something simple, elegant and forever yours.

Contemporary family portraits are a concept of modern family photography which focuses on modern families, on their styles and tastes, giving a new perspective to your family photo albums. The art of photography is made familiar and concrete, letting you and your dear ones be at the centre of the stage, being simply you, and showing your best smile.

We take in great consideration every request of our clients, especially if it involves family desires and children’s dreams. We put everything we have in order to keep high standards and to satisfy our lovely families.

We firmly believe that photography, and family portraits, is something authentic and which requires a lot of passion: that’s why the result are photographs that will last forever in your hearts and your home.